Hennessey Performance, the Texas-based hypercar maker and tuner, has revealed its latest creation: the ‘H1000’ Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing. This is not your ordinary luxury sport sedan, but a monstrous machine that can outrun most supercars on the road.
What is the ‘H1000’ Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing?
The ‘H1000’ Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is a modified version of the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, which is already the most powerful production car ever made by the American automaker. The stock CT5-V Blackwing has a supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V8 engine that produces 668 horsepower and 659 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed of over 205 mph.
However, for Hennessey, that was not enough. The tuner decided to take the CT5-V Blackwing to the next level by upgrading its engine, supercharger, cooling system, exhaust system, and software. The result is a staggering 1,000 horsepower and 966 lb-ft of torque at the crankshaft. That means the ‘H1000’ can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, run the quarter-mile in 10.1 seconds, and achieve a top speed of over 200 mph.
How did Hennessey achieve such incredible performance?
Hennessey’s engineering team has over 32 years of experience in making fast cars faster. They applied their expertise and craftsmanship to transform the CT5-V Blackwing into the ‘H1000’. Here are some of the main modifications they made:
- Ported cylinder heads with enhanced intake and exhaust valves
- Improved lifters and pushrods
- Oversized heat exchangers for better cooling
- Long-tube stainless steel headers for better airflow
- High-flow supercharger that replaces the factory unit
- Hennessey Engine Management Calibration (HEMC) for optimal performance
All these changes required extensive testing and tuning to ensure reliability and drivability. Hennessey also backed up its ‘H1000’ upgrade with a 2-year / 24,000-mile limited warranty.
What else makes the ‘H1000’ Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing special?
The ‘H1000’ Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is not just a brute force machine, but also a refined and luxurious vehicle. It retains all the features and amenities of the original CT5-V Blackwing, such as:
- Adaptive Magnetic Ride Control
- Brembo brakes
- Configurable driving modes
- 12-inch digital instrument cluster
- Launch control
- Performance Traction Management system
- Integrated data recorder
The ‘H1000’ also comes with a choice of a 6-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic transmission, both of which can handle the massive torque output. Additionally, it has subtle exterior enhancements, such as Hennessey badges and serial-numbered plaques.
How can you get your hands on the ‘H1000’ Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing?
The ‘H1000’ Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is a limited-edition vehicle that will only be available for a select number of customers. Hennessey has announced that it will begin production in August 2023, but it has not revealed the price or the exact number of units it will make.
If you are interested in owning one of these beasts, you will need to act fast and contact Hennessey directly. You will also need to provide your own CT5-V Blackwing as a donor car, as Hennessey does not sell them directly.
The ‘H1000’ Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is a rare opportunity to own the world’s highest-performance luxury sport sedan. It is a testament to Hennessey’s passion and skill in creating extraordinary vehicles that deliver unparalleled driving thrills.